By: Yozna Gurung
Can you spend days without any power supply? Can you take at least 4-5 hours of uneven power cut every day? Can you spend cold night without using room heater at all and day without a glass of hot water? Can you survive without proper drinking water almost every day?
National institute of technology situated at Ravangla, Sikkim is facing this problem since it started. In today’s world where we find it hard to spend even couple of hours without power supply, NIT Sikkim has been fighting with this problem every day. And what’s worst, most of the time rest of the area would have the supply but not NIT. If the power supply in Ravangla is bad, in NIT its worst.
National Institute of Technology, Sikkim is one among the ten newly sanctioned NITS by the Government of India in 2009 under the 11th Five year Plan. NIT’s are considered to be the tire-II engineering colleges, next to IIT’s. They are fully funded by the Central Government and the facilities have to be of top notch. But it seems NIT Sikkim is an exception.
Frequent and uneven power failure has become a part of NITians. Students cannot study after dusk, teachers cannot prepare their lectures and even worse sometimes power ditches in the middle of power point presentation. This results in delaying the class and sometime postponing.
The irregular power supply also impacts students studies apart from there day to day life. Engineering streams require lot of practical training, on machines, computers, labs etc.
“The unfaithful power supply” not only disturbs the classes and the studies but also the food we eat. How???? NIT mess has to support almost 90 people and it becomes close to impossible to cook for such a large number of people, especially dinner, emergency lights and candles don’t help much and insects and firefly might get into the food.
NITians have no clue where and what exactly the problem is, but it’s frustrating to see rest of the area with power supply and NIT in dark. Don’t know whose mistake is it. Administration doesn’t know who can do what about the problem. But NITians are helpless about it. HELP is all they can say.
Is Delhi Police friendly towards the people of North East states?
March 24, 2011 at 10:35 am
The condition seems to be very worst here. Uneven power supply and that too during our exam times definitely impacts our studies. And even it makes us to think that are we not supposed to enjoy even the most basic facilities in the institutes like NITs’ ????? We don’t know whose fault it is but we would definitely seek help from Sikkim government . It is a major step taken up by establishing a NIT in Sikkim but for this NIT to of the standard of other well established NITs’ the government must look into this serious issue and try to solve this problem as soon as possible.And as a matter of fact , only in our NIT there is irregular power supply but our surroundings have it . Therefore , please help the concerned authorities in solving electricity problem
May 4, 2011 at 7:09 am
It’s really very dis-heartening that the children who are supposed to be the future of a Country are not been taken care of and specially in a place like Sikkim, where every-one lives just like a big Family circle. Even the Sikkim Government is not Doing anything for the same……
And the most irritating part of the same is the power cuts during any of the exam time…. no current is there for continuous 2-3 days and then every connectivity from the outside world is LOST…
and above all that we do not even have a BACKUP plan for the academic part of the Institute…..
June 10, 2011 at 2:25 pm
I HEARD THAT NIT SIKKIM STUDENTS AFTER 1 YEAR ARE TAKEN TO NIT CALICUT. IS IT TRUE?
June 13, 2012 at 12:35 am
IS IT TRUE THAT NIT SIKKIM STUDENTS ARE TAKEN TO NIT CALICUT FOR SOME SOME PERIOD??? PLZZ CONFIRM!!!!!!!